As an enrolled registered student of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz you will receive a semester ticket. On this page we want to inform you about what the semester ticket is, what you can do with it, what you should pay attention to, etc.
What is the semester ticket? What does it look like?
The semester ticket is essentially a ticket for local public transport. You can see the validity area below. The ticket is valid in the respective semester ticket the entire time, so 24/7, so you can be on the move at any time in public transport.
In most cases, you will receive a paper student ID card. In combination with an ID card or a foreign passport, this will serve as your ticket. If you are part of the Digital Semester Ticket pilot project, you can find your semester ticket in the JGU app. (Here you can find more information about the pilot project Digital Semester Ticket.)
When and where is the semester ticket valid?
When is the ticket valid?
The semester ticket is valid:
- for the summer semester from 1 April to 30 September,
- for the winter semester from 1 October to 31 March
Where is the ticket valid?
- on the city buses and trams in Mainz and Wiesbaden (Mainzer Mobilität and ESWE Verkehr),
- on the entire network of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV),
- on the entire network of the Rhein-Nahe-Nahverkehrsverbund (RNN),
- in the transition area from RMV to VRN (for more details click here),
- in the transition area Alzey/Worms of the RNN (for more details click here), and
- in regional traffic on the railroad line on the left side of the Rhine between Bingen Hbf via Bacharach and Boppard to Koblenz Hbf (but not in the city area of Koblenz).
IMPORTANT: On the railroad line between Bingen Hbf via Bacharach and Koblenz Hbf, only local trains may be used (not IC, EC and ICE).
A general map of the area of validity can be found here: general map. Alternatively, you can click on the map on the left.
A description of the transition areas can be found here: Transitional areas in which the semester ticket is valid
Pilot project Digital semester ticket
Starting with the winter semester 2021/22, the digital semester ticket will be introduced for M.Ed. students on a trial basis. For this purpose, the Student Services sent out a first information mail to all M.Ed. students at the beginning of August.
Yet, of course, you still have questions like:
- How does the ticket control work if I do not have data reception at the moment?
- What if my battery dies during the check?
- How can I apply for a paper ticket?
We answer these questions here: Pilot project Digital semester ticket
What to do, if...
...you want to travel out of the semester ticket area
We have created an info page for you. You can find it here: If you want to travel out of the semester ticket area.
There you will also find information about the "VRN-Anschluss-Semester-Tickets" (VRN connection semester tickets).
...you lost the semester ticket
If you have lost your semester ticket, you will find detailed information from JGU Mainz on how to proceed here (in German).
...you have not received your semester ticket yet
If you have paid the semester fee but have not yet received a semester ticket, please contact the Student Services. Contact details can be found here: Student Services
FAQ about the semester ticket
Using the semester ticket
Question about the semester ticket area
You can find further information here: How to get from Mainz to Koblenz for free?
Costs of the semester ticket
For this ticket you all pay a flat rate per semester, which is included in the semester fee to be paid. The conditions of the semester ticket share are negotiated by the Department of University Politics with the transport associations.
Your semester fee of € 326.11 for the summer semester 2021 is made up as follows:
|€ 2.55||for the statutory tasks of the student assistance fund|
|€ 1.60||for the statutory tasks of the Student Sports Committee|
|€ 226.14||for the financing of the student licence for public transport (semester ticket)|
|€ 13.10||for the other statutory tasks of the Student Body|
|€ 94.00||contribution to the Studierendenwerk|
|Σ € 337.39||Semester fee in summer semester 2021|
Information for students in Germersheim
Students in Germersheim (FB 06: Department of Translation, Linguistics and Cultural Studies) have a different semester ticket than students in Mainz. Information about the semester ticket in Germersheim can be found here: Semester ticket in Germersheim (in German)
The General Students' Commitee (AStA) in Germersheim is responsible for the interests of the students there. This also applies to all matters concerning the semester ticket there. Therefore, we ask you to contact them if necessary. Here you can find the contact details of the AStA in Germersheim (in German).